Kick-ups Fakie

Author: kevinstlaurent

It's starts like the classic Kick Ups, but then it's not. Leaders really must decide to do this move before it starts because the variation comes so soon. It can be flashy and unexpected in a good way.

Partnered Fall off the logs

Author: kevinstlaurent

Taking inspiration from the solo jazz move 'fall of the log,' this partnered version has some key differences to make it lead and follow. Naturally partners can just do the solo version while holding hands, but we encourage you to take this opportunity to expand what you think is possible with partner dancing. It's technical and fun and can be flashy with the right attitude.

Lindy Circle with a Slip Out

Author: kevinstlaurent

All though it's semi-independent flash, no one can deny that everyone can look good in this move. Leaders get low and sharp with their lines while follows get to enjoy a sweep or even high kick of fluid movement. It's critical to know this for the classic lindy hopper's dance anthem....the California Routine.

Counter Balance Switches

Author: kevinstlaurent

This lindy staple can be done on weight, but it's spectacular when it's done in counter-balance. It's worth learning both techniques before you make a judgment. The leader's role is less visually important as the power of this move comes from the follow shine, but the technique requires that both partners know the technique for it to work. It might be fair to say, that every lindy routine and social dance doesn't quite feel complete unless switches have been done.

Reverse Push Out

Author: kevinstlaurent

A cool variation to the standard Charleston push out from tandem. The reverse uses the other hand, maintains rotational flow and will surely impress even the most judgmental gaggle of geese.

Follower’s Toe Drag

Author: kevinstlaurent

Want to cover up the stumble? That's where the Toe Drag comes from! Here's fun variation that you can put just about anywhere in your Lindy Hop.

Sweeps (Scissor kick variation in a SO)

Author: kevinstlaurent

Top dancers know how to sweep their competition off the floor. Learning this move will provide you with the literal and metaphorical ability to sweep the competition away. It’s also versatile for independent styling and synchronized coordination.

Breakaway with Boogies

Author: kevinstlaurent

As the urban legend goes, two dancers lost connection while dancer, but quickly covered it up by feigning intentionality. Now it's a classic. There are no mistakes, just new moves.